As you may know, or would notice in going through the archives of this documented history of my projects, there have been many starts and stops to my 1987 Topps TTM project. It has also changed significantly since it’s birth but man has it been a lot of fun.
There have recently been a bunch of guys on twitter who have been actively sending and posting which has led to a renewed drive to get my own envelopes heading out a bit more frequently.
I must admit that I was a little disappointed to only find one return in the mailbox today as I have been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks and have sent out quite a few mailers. Mondays are typically a big return day here for whatever reason (rarely anything other than recycling in the mail on Tuesdays and Thursdays) so maybe I just had my hopes up a little too high.
Oh well – hopefully that just means that the box will be full moving forward.
Only one return for me today and nothing from the main 1987 set.
Pete Stanicek 2/2 in 76 days – I really shouldn’t be disappointed as it’s always a good feeling to get a mailer back that is a couple months old. Nice to add to my #2 (1988 Fleer) and #3 (1989 Topps) projects as well. They look great!
The bigger excitement for the day though came when I hit the Post Office this morning and found a nice fat bubble mailer with an expected chuck of names/numbers to cross of the 1987 project. A big shout out to @examinebaseball on twitter who reached out to me with some cards he was looking to move – a couple emails and a week later, I had a pile of cards to add to the collection!
- #94 Calvin Schiraldi (replacing my ballpoint pen)
- #135 Mike Easler (another ballpoint replacement)
- #164 Sammy Khalifa (you guessed it – another upgrade)
- #236 Tommy John
- #265 Darrell Evans
- #309 Mike Young
- #319 Greg Swindell
- #325 Garry Templeton
- #362 Luis Quinones
- #489 Bill Gullickson
- #490 Dale Murphy
- #660 Bob Horner (forgot that I sent him $5 so will probably get this one back at some point – oh well, traders)
- #736 Steve Bedrosian
- #738 Jorge Orta
- #24T David Cone
- #25T Chuck Crim
- #26T Storm Davis
- #34T Terry Francona
- #43T Mickey Hatcher
- #76T Kevin McReynolds
- #81T Kevin Mitchell
- #84T Gene Nelson
- #85T Graig Nettles
- #92T Dickie Noles
- #96T Luis Polonia
- #129T Matt Williams
All in all a pretty darn good day. There are a few of these with outstanding requests but many of them are pretty fickle signers. Should I get extras back then so be it – always nice to have a couple trade pieces.
Some updated stats are as follows:
1987 Topps and Topps Traded
- Success 358 (37.53%)
- Purchased/Traded 234 (24.53%)
- Pending 123 (12.89%)
- Failure 78 (8.18%)
- Total Signed autos in hand – 592 which is 62.05% of my need list
- 1988 Fleer – 113 Total Autos
- 1984 Topps – 49 Autos
- 1985 Topps – 69 Autos
- 1989 Topps – 76 Autos
- 1991 Topps – 25 Autos
Thanks for stopping in – see you next time!